Click on screenshot to zoom
Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts


Gamersuperstar appears to be an untrustworthy browser extension targeted at Google Chrome users, although with time it might become compatible with other browsers as well. Our researchers learned the application could show unreliable third-party advertising content which is why they decided the add-on should be classified as adware. The software’s description says that even though Gamersuperstar shows ads, it provides free games to play. However, it seems to us there are lots of web pages that provide games free of charge without displaying annoying advertisements. Therefore, if you hate seeing pop-ups, sponsored links, and other irritating content we advise you not to waste any time with this adware. To get rid of it at once we recommend either following the instructions available at the end of this article or installing a reliable antimalware tool. Also, if you need more information about this doubtful application, we can provide you with more details if you keep reading the article.

At the moment of writing, Gamersuperstar is being spread through Chrome Web Store page (, but our researchers say it could be distributed through other channels as well. For example, The adware could be spread with bundled software installers promoted via untrustworthy file-sharing web pages. If this appears to be true, it might mean some users could receive the application unknowingly as some users are not so attentive during the installation process. To be more precise, bundled software installers may offer more than one tool to install, and in some cases, users can only see such suggestions after choosing advanced installation settings. The problem is, many users like to rush the process to be able to use the desired programs faster, and by doing so, they might allow various threats settle in without even realizing it. This is why we advise always pick advanced installations settings when possible and review all terms carefully. Not to mention, to avoid threats distributed with bundled installers you could stay away from sites offering pirated software or freeware from unknown creators.

Once, Gamersuperstar is installed it should appear on the Google Chrome’s extensions menu. Its description says only “Advertising by GamerSuperstar.” Next, to the Permissions section, the user should learn the application is allowed to “read and change all your data on the websites you visit.” The adware might need such permission to inject or replace advertising content on the web pages you visit. We believe such content could be based on the information the extension may gather about you while you surf the Internet. It seems more than possible given the tool’s Terms of Use document says “The Software will allow us to display third party applications as well as text link, popup/under, new tab, transitional, shopping and/or banner advertisements on your computer based on the web content viewed by you.” If you think the worst part is such content could be annoying or disturb your browsing, you should know it might be potentially dangerous too.

Unfortunately, the ads from Gamersuperstar might come from unknown third parties, and its creators take no responsibility for such content or the add-on (statements confirming this are available on the program's Terms of Use document too). It means there are no guarantees the advertisements could not redirect you to scam web pages, websites offering more adware or containing malware, and so on. Under such circumstances, we do not think any free games are worth taking such risks. Especially, when you can find similar games on more reliable web pages that would not make you watch annoying and potentially dangerous ads. If you think Gamersuperstar is not worth risking your computer’s or your privacy’s safety; we encourage you to erase it with no hesitation. More experienced users should be able to remove it manually by following the instructions available a bit below. Users who find the given steps a bit too complicated or want to be sure there are no other threats on the system could pick a reliable antimalware tool instead and perform a full system scan.

Erase Gamersuperstar from Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Find the given paths separately:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\{Profile.*}\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\{Profile.*}\Extensions
  3. Find folders called eogmpgppidehapppmipeahegomlindkg select them and press Shift+Delete.
  4. Locate the two directories:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  5. Look for the following files:
    chrome-extension_ eogmpgppidehapppmipeahegomlindkg_0.localstorage-journal
    chrome-extension_ eogmpgppidehapppmipeahegomlindkg_0.localstorage
  6. Mark them and tap Shift+Delete.
  7. Search for this path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  8. Mark files named Preferences and Secure Preferences separately, and then Shift+Delete.
  9. Exit File Explorer.
Download Spyware Removal Tool to Remove* Gamersuperstar
  • Quick & tested solution for Gamersuperstar removal.
  • 100% Free Scan for Windows

Post comment — WE NEED YOUR OPINION!

Please enter security code:
This is a captcha-picture. It is used to prevent mass-access by robots.